Granite Falls Historic Pedestrian Bridge
Granite Falls, MN
Granite Falls’ historic footbridge was built in 1935 under license from the Roebling Company—the firm famous for designing the Brooklyn Bridge. Years of service and floodwaters had taken its toll on the 280-foot suspension bridge. Preservation work included replacing deteriorated steel members, raising the east end of the bridge deck six feet, and strengthening the river piers. A new east approach ramp, additional concrete deck panels, and a fresh coat of paint rounded out the restoration project.